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Airlie Beach

Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

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USD 126.52
2 travellers
The only way to experience one of the world's best beaches and the Whitsundays largest resort island is in style and comfort aboard a large, high-speed and air-conditioned cruising catamaran.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Cruise Whitsundays
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Hamilton Island Marina
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • 3
    Whitehaven Beach
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands aboard a high-speed catamaran
  • Free time at Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island
  • Self-guided tour gives lots of choices for how you want to spend the day
  • Hassle-free: includes shuttle transfers around the islands
What to Expect
Make your way to the Port Airlie marina in time for an early-morning departure. Board your air-conditioned high-speed catamaran and set sail for the Whitsunday Islands. You will be dropped at the beach and have the morning to spend at your leisure. Continue to Hamilton Island in time for lunch, cruising across the scenic Solway passage. Dine at the Marina Tavern overlooking the marina. Spend the afternoon exploring Hamilton—the largest island resort in the South Pacific. All tour participants can use the island’s shuttle buses to hop between sights such as Front Street, Marina Village, One Tree Hill, and Cateye Beach, and there are ample walking trails and swimming beaches to choose from. Other possible activities include a visit to the Wild Life Hamilton Island nature park, where you can spot native Australian animals such as koalas, wombats, and crocodiles, or water sports such as stand-up paddleboarding. Self-guided tour visitors can also opt to visit Hamilton Island in the morning and Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon. After a full day exploring, board your boat for the return journey and end your tour back at Airlie Beach.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Queensland
2: Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Self-Guided Tour Inclusions:
  • Island cruise on large air-conditioned catamaran
  • Complimentary use of island shuttle buses and resort pools
  • Commentary from experienced crew
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Lunch at Marina Tavern
  • Activities on Whitehaven Beach
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Wildlife Park at own cost
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cruise timetable subject to change
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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great tour if you havnt got lots of time in this part of the World. The ferry that takes you to Hamilton island was speedy with great professional staff. The amount of time at Hamilton I felt was enough. We hired a buggy when we got there which helped to get around the island a
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Cruise from Airlie Beach to the beautiful white sand of Whitehaven beach. Very pleasant stay there for a couple of hours and then back to Hamilton Island for the afternoon. Took buses around the island exploring places and hotels and resorts for the first time. Later in the day
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Fantastic tour with Cruise Whitsundays very enjoyable time on Whitehaven beach relaxing walked up to Solway lookout great view.
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
Responded 12 Jan. 2020
Thanks for your review.
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We were extremely happy with Cruise Whitsundays. The boat was very comfortable. On the cruise to collect passengers from other islands they provided water, tea, and coffee. Much to the delight of my seven year old son there was also toast and fruit toast if you missed your
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
Responded 12 Jan. 2020
Thank you for your review Beck. We're glad to hear that everyone enjoyed the day out.
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Whitehaven beach is justifiably rated one of the best in the world. Lack of Wi-Fi on the boat was disappointing considering the duration and being dropped on Hamilton island with little information about what's available could have been better.
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By: Cruise Whitsundays
Brisbane, Australia
Big disappointment! Do not go on this trip if you want to see the Hill Inlet, it does not take you there. The boat
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Oslo, Norway
Don’t go on the half day tour.
Half day tour don’t take you to the nicest part of the beach, just in the end of the normal beach. Didn’t say
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Bella Vista on Nara
Airlie Beach, Australia
Duo swimming with the fish. Great experience.
We were there with the complete . After researching a lot of companies we were not disappointed to select them.
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Trevor B
Put it on your bucket list
We recently stayed in the Reefsuite and it was an incredible experience. The suite was beautiful appointed and
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Nicola M
The best day!
My sister, boyfriend and I booked the Camira and I couldn't recommend it enough. It was amazing from start to
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Did this tour 17/02/20. Beautiful & scenic everywhere you go.Comfortable boat. Good food & plenty of it. Friendly
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Chris R
Wellington, New Zealand
Camira 70ft Catamaran Day Trip
This is the way to see the Whitsundays. A relaxed sail on a stunning 70ft Cat, with all the space you need to
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Darren p
Great day trip and scuba intro dive
We took the reef day trip cruise from Airline beach on Sun 19 Jan and had a brilliant day! The boat was
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Toronto, Canada
An unforgettable day
We did two Whitsundays cruises. Both were amazing! They thought of everything to make the day as memorable and
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Grand Junction, Colorado
Disappointing trip to a crowded barge.
We had wanted to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef for many years, and since we were on a cruise, this was really the
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